Alice Paper Grading

This Paper is worth 20 percent of your assignment grade.

I will use the following rubrics to grade the paper.   For each of the bold sections I will give you a grade.  The average of the four bold sections will be your total paper grade.  I will use the questions following the bold sections in order to determine what grade you should receive for this section.

Identifying Your Texts

1- Do you clearly and accurately identify a document from  the exhibit to put in conversation with the novel?

2-Do you clearly and specifically identify a small part of the novel to analyze in light of the document?  (I.e.  A good paper will have identified a clear passage or a small moment.  Papers that try to take on a whole chapter, or a whole character, or just the whole texts will not do as well.)

Positing a Thesis

3-Do you have a clear and cogent thesis statement that posits a claim about the relationship you see between the historical document and how we can read the Alice text.

Illustrating your Point

4-Do you have specific, relevant, and properly cited examples from both the document and the novel.

5- Do you follow those examples with compelling and clear explanations of how those examples illustrate the claim you’re making about how the document affects the way we read the novel?

Writing Clearly 

6-Is your paper well written with grammatical accuracy, correct spelling, and syntactically and semantically clear sentences?

7-Can I understand what you’re trying to say? Or does your language deter from my ability to understand your argument?